anthem anthem  /ˈæn θəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)
  2. (n) a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)

Usage(s):

  1. In a country of diverse cultures and languages, it's hard finding the right lyrics for the national anthem.
  2. Tunisian singer Amina sings the Tunisian anthem before a soccer match between France and Tunisia.
  3. After receiving 7000 entries to propose lyrics for the Spanish national anthem, the country found a winner only for the Olympic Committee to promptly withdraw them.

News

  1. Young Mariachi singer slammed over Game 3 National Anthem

    Sebastien de la Cruz, 10, the boy who sang the National Anthem at Tuesday night's NBA Finals Game 3, is himself taking some heat from people apparently angry that a Mexican-American was asked to sing the song. De la Cruz, who was born and raised in San Antonio and appeared last year on the TV show "America's Got Talent" as a Mariachi singer, has been targeted by people on social media sites ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  2. Anthem mom released, to be monitored

    The mother of a 2-year-old girl found wandering around a neighborhood Tuesday in Anthem has been released from jail, and authorities say this wasn't her first run-in with Child Protective Services.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC 15 Phoenix

  3. Blackhawks Fans, Anthem Singer Jim Cornelison Use Pregame Tradition as Loud, Legendary Rally Cry (Videos)

    Boston’s TD Garden has the legendary Rene Rancourt to pay tribute to America and fire up the Bruins and their fans before each home game. But Chicago’s anthem singer, Jim Cornelison, is no slouch, either. In fact, Cornelison is somewhat of a legend when it comes to “Star-Spangled Banner” singers. Since the 1980s, led by then-anthem singer Wayne […]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

Quotes

  1. "She is a strong girl, a girl of faith," Hill said during an NFL news conference earlier this week to introduce the entertainment. "I believe to come and perform the national anthem, which is this country's favourite song, at a time that our...
    on Feb 1, 2009 By: Faith Hill Source: Toronto Star

  2. "It's just like when you look at the American flag and you sing the national anthem," Brees said. "When we see the fleur-de-lis, it makes us well up with pride."
    on Feb 6, 2010 By: Drew Brees Source: New York Times

  3. "This was happening quickly, with the anthem going on we were making pitching changes," Francona said.
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Terry Francona Source: The Associated Press

Word of the Day
cynic cynic
/ˈsɪ nɪk /